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The Todo List You Won't Ignore

A woman working late into the night at her computer (source: Midjourney)

Deadlines with Consequences

TaskRatchet is a todo list that charges you real money if you don't complete your tasks on time. Define your task, set your deadline, and choose your stakes. TaskRatchet will make sure you follow through.


Stake Real Money

You decide how much you stake for each task. TaskRatchet will charge you that amount if you miss your deadline. Completed the task but forgot to check it off? Reply to the charge notification and we'll cancel the charge for you.


Integrates with Beeminder

Use Beeminder to commit to regularly creating and completing tasks. TaskRatchet will automatically send data to your Beeminder goal.

Nathan Arthur

Built by Narthur

TaskRatchet was built by Nathan Arthur, a web developer active in the Beeminder community. Nathan has been using Beeminder since 2018. With the encouragement of Beeminder cofounder Danny and the Beeminder community, Nathan launched TaskRatchet in 2020 to make it easier to make monetary commitments on one-off tasks. Since then he's been making steady progress on turning TaskRatchet into the ultimate todo list with consequences.

Nicky Walters

Supported by Nicky

Nicky breathes books and raises rabbits. Also they are consummately crafty, beguilingly British, and eat university degrees like candy (3 and counting!). Here at TaskRatchet Nicky keeps the inbox squeaky-clean and has single-handedly improved the level of customer support by several orders of magnitude since they got involved in late 2022. Nicky's superhero name is Inbox Zero. (RIP Breakfast Bun, also pictured)